Matsui Tomoyuki, born 1931 in Arao, Kumamoto, is one of the leading Bizen potters of our current time. He received the Kaneshige Tōyō Price in 1980 and was rewarded the honorary title "Okayama Prefecture Important Intangible Cultural Property" in 1996. His works are part of many public collections in Japan and abroad. One of his works was even accepted by the famous Ise shrine. He is member of the Japan Arts and Crafts Association and the Bizen-yaki Tōyū-kai.
The tea caddy, which is offered here, has a straight shape with distinct shoulders. The exterior shows beautiful patterns of yōhen ("kiln mutation") with vivid color changing on the reserve side and brown, grey and greenish goma on the ash glazed back side.
In perfect condition. Signed underneath. Comes with signed, sealed wooden box and silk pouch.